NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health said today that it has selected the Medical College of Wisconsin and Baylor College of Medicine to serve as the DNA Sequencing Core sites for its Undiagnosed Diseases Network, and will award the centers with more than $2.5 million over four years, depending on availability of funds.

In addition, NIH has awarded six centers funding to study the function of genes identified so far that are thought to play roles in patients' particular conditions.

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